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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $36.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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James BrownJames Brown & His Famous Flames Tour The USA ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer early work by James Brown – one of the best pre-funk albums on King, and really stuffed with great obscure numbers! The "tour" part is a bit of a misnomer – as the album only features studio work, not live tracks – but it is a great excuse for the record to have a cool cover with James in front of a map of the USA! Tracks are a mix of instrumentals and hard soul numbers – all very raw and rootsy, much more in the early style of James' best R&B work. Titles include "Sticky", "Cross Firing", "Choo Choo Locomotion", "Doin The Limbo", "Joggin Along", "I've Got Money", "Like A Baby", and "Three Hearts In A Tangle". CD

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Dave BrubeckDouble Live From The USA & UK ... CD
Telarc, 1995/1998. Used 2CD ... $4.99
CD

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Electric Eel ShockGo USA! ... LP
Gearhead, 2005. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Terry Gibbs/Tony Scott/Moondog/Georgie AuldJazztime USA – Vol 2 ... LP
Brunswick, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
What a wild range of music! The set features straight stuff from Terry Gibbs and Georgie Auld – but also features some spare percussion tracks from Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kustom KingsKustom City USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smash/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.99
Smoking hot rod grooves – put together by studio maestro Bruce Johnston in the years before he became a bigger Beach Boy! The set's one of many groovy surf/car sets that Johnston cut during this mid 60s stretch – although it's more obscure than most, given its release on Smash Records – instead of the usual Capitol or Columbia outlets for his work. But the lineup features some key familiar faces from those other projects – guitar from Glenn Campbell and Tommy Tedesco, and some mighty drums from the great Hal Blaine! Hot Rod enthusiast George Barris adds his name to the project – and also gives up some nice car knowledge on the back cover – and titles include "Stick Six", "Fireball", "Jive Driver", "Super Fine", "Firecracker 400", "Hotty 32", and "Speed Shifters". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luke featuring 2 Live CrewBanned In The USA (radio mix, radio inst, black mix, percapella) ... 12-inch
Luke, 1990. Very Good ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Off Broadway USAOn ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Linda RonstadtLiving In The USA ... LP
Asylum, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert and obi, which is unglued.)

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... CD
Columbia, 1984. Used ... $1.99
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". CD
Also available Born In The USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Born In The USA ... CD 1.99

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)
Also available Black Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP 24.99

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Sealed ... $24.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)
Also available Black Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP 29.99

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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King CrimsonUSA ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty dark little record from the waning mid 70s version of King Crimson – recorded on tour in the US by a quartet of David Cross, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, and Robert Fripp. The tracks are mostly live takes of tunes from earlier albums – "Easy Money", "21st Century Schizoid Man", "Lament", and "Larks Tongue In Aspic" – done in versions that are considerably more turgid than the originals, with lots of heavy guitar work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerModern Art (PA USA pressing) ... LP
United Artists/PA USA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(1983 pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetHowl, USA ... CD
Nonesuch, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four compositions performed by the Kronos Quartet – Michael Daugherty's "Sing Sing: J Edgar Hoover", Lea Hyla's "Howl" with Allen Ginsberg reading from his poem of the same name, Harry Partch's "Barstow: Eight Hitchhikers' Inscriptions From A Highway Railing At Barstow, California", and Scot Johnson's "Cold World Suite From How It Happens (The Voice Of IF Stone)". CD

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✨✧ John MayallUSA Union ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Definitely a USA union from John Mayall – given that he's got great American work here from Harvey Mandel on guitar and Don Sugarcane Harris on violin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small initials in pen.)

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(In shrink with a "includes" sticker & insert.)
Also available
Born In The USA ... CD 1.99
Born In The USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA (7 x 7" single box set) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 7 x 7" ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Louie Bellson/Ray Brown/Paul SmithIntensive Care ... LP
PA USA, 1978. Near Mint- ... $13.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct To Disc Recording on Disc Washer in a gatefold cover.)

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CandieiroTrajetoria Ao Vivo ... CD
USA Discos (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonBy All Means ... LP
PA USA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer bit of soulful fusion – recorded by Mouzon after his harder-jamming 70s years, with an all star group that includes Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Freddie Hubbard, and Paul Jackson. The tunes groove wonderfully – never too over the top, and always in the smooth soulful mode that was the best part of major label fusion in the late 70s. Mouzon plays a fair bit of keyboards next to Herbie's acoustic and electric piano, and tracks are long, with some really nicely jazzy grooves. Titles include "The Jogger", "Do I Have To", "Space Invadors", and "The Next Time We Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BuckinghamsI'll Go Crazy/Don't Want To Cry ... 7-inch
USA, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker and some pen.)
 
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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". CD

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✨✧ James BrownRoots Of A Revolution ... CD
Polydor, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great collection of 60s work by James – one that goes way past the hits, to show the birth of the funky style that would forever be James' calling card in the 70s! The package starts in the earlier King R&B years – with tracks that are hard and soulful, yet which also have a unique approach to rhythm that was the beginning of Brown's experiments in funk. As the set moves on, it runs through an assortment of 60s hard soul styles – with touches of soul jazz, sock-boogaloo, and more – all coming together to serve up a great portrait of James' early genius! The package has a number of wonderful vocal cuts, some instrumental bits, and even some rare studio dialogue – and it features tracks pulled from a number of rare singles and long out of print LPs, complete with a killer booklet too! Titles include "Baby You're Right", "Doodle Bee", "This Old Heart", "I'll Never Never Let You Go", "I Cried", "I Don't Care", "Shout & Shimmy", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Maybe The Last Time", "Oh Baby Don't You Weep (parts 1 & 2)", "Just You & Me Darling", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Hold It", "Begging Begging", "That Dood It", and "Chonnie On Chon". 43 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Rafael CameronCameron's In Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Rafael Cameron's in love, but he never lets his groove go down at all – thanks to some super-sharp production and arrangements from the legendary Randy Muller! Muller had great success with BT Express and Brass Construction – and he uses that style of upbeat, uptempo funk strongly here underneath Cameron's vocals – at a level that's a mix of 80s groove and electro, with lots of sweet keyboard lines that crackle perfectly alongside Rafael's vocals. There's just a few mellower moments – which remind us that Cameron can be a deeper soul singer when he wants – and titles include "Number One", "Funtown USA", "Daisy", "In Love", "Let's Get Married", and "All That's Good To Me". CD features bonus tracks – "All That's Good To Me (Francois Kevorkian 12" mix)", "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya (Francois Kevorkian 12" inst)", "Funtown USA (single version)", and "All That's Good To Me (single version)". CD

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Serge GainsbourgCouleur Cafe ... CD
Philips, Mid 60s. Used ... $5.99
More rare stuff from Serge's mid 60's years – most of which was only released on singles or e.p.s, and almost none of which is on the other full albums we stock. The set focuses on stuff that has a Latin jazz sound to it, and is a great look at a lesser-known (but very great) side of Serge Gainsbourg's career. The tracks have a nice afro-cuban groove, and with Serge's sexy voice singing twisted lyrics over the top, they're some of the coolest stuff you've heard in a long time. Of the 20 tracks on the CD, a few are Latin instrumentals, but most of them are vocal. Titles include "Baudelaire", "New York USA", "La-Bas C'est Naturel", "Les Cigarillos", "Mambo Miam Miam", "L'Anthracite", and "Erotico-Tico". Very nice cover, and a great set of material! CD

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Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. Used ... $18.99
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Glass FamilyGlass Family Electric Band (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Maplewood/Warner, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A very cool package – one that brings together the rare Glass Family album that appeared on Warner Brothers in the late 60s, plus never-heard material recorded around the same time! The group have a sound that's very much in keeping with their look on the cover – a very relaxed, easygoing vibe that must have been a big hit at the communes – songwriting that's tighter than you might expect, and this slightly sunny quality that seems to take earlier LA modes and fuse them with more of a hippie sensibility – and we mean that in the best way possible! The production and overall vibe of the record are great – right up there with the hippest Warner work of the time – and titles include "Sometimes You Wander", "Agorn", "Mr Happy Glee", "Lady Blue", "Passage 17", "House Of Glass", and "Born In The USA". Bonus album features tracks that include "Baby's Gone", "Nightwrap For Dee", "Highway 1", "Two x Two", and "The Day That The Earth Stood Stoned". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Chico HamiltonWith Strings Attached ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the best records that Chico Hamilton cut during the 50s – and one that features Eric Dolphy, who was with Chico's group for a short while! The record's got the quintet (which also includes the excellent Dennis Budimir on guitar) fronting larger string arrangements by Fred Katz (no longer their cellist, but still a key force here) – and the approach is a great expansion on the earlier styles that Chico forged for Pacific Jazz. The strings here are never sleepy, and instead have a dark and modern feel overall – similar to Ralph Burns' best work of the time, but a bit more restrained – and Eric Dolphy's reed work really keeps things interesting, with sharp-edged notes give most of the tracks a fair bit of depth. Titles include "Modes", "Strange", "Don's Delight", "Andante", "Fair Weather", "Something To Live For", and "Pottsville USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a fair bit of peeled paper on the front due to a few stickers that have been removed.)

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Hank JonesHappenings (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/MCA (Japan), 1966. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
A great little record – very different than anything else that Hank ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and a brilliant array of tracks that includes "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Happenings ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Hank Jones & Oliver NelsonHappenings ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
A great little record – very different than anything else that Hank Jones ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and an overall feel that's right up there with the grooviest sounds that Impulse or Verve had to offer in the 60s. Titles include "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Happenings (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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King CurtisSoul Twist – The Best Of The Early 60s ... CD
Enjoy/Airline, Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Searing sax instrumentals from the great King Curtis – some of his best-known recordings, done between two famous periods of work for Atlantic Records! The grooves here are raw and ready, nice and tight, and done with a nitty gritty style that might have been funk if the cuts were recorded a few years later – but which definitely had a bit influence on countless soul instrumental modes to come, both in the rhythms and in King's wicked lead work on saxophone! The package featuers some of the best instrumental singles that Curtis cut for Enjoy Records, plus a few more done with other artists like Bobby Davis & The Rhythm Rockers, Curley Hamner, or Curtis Carrington. Titles include "Air Raid", "The Monkey Shout", "Hot Potato", "Big Dipper", "Camp Meetin", "What'd I Say (parts 1 & 2)", "Madisonville USA (part 1)", "Off To Work Again", "I'm Gonna Catch You", and "Wobble Twist". CD

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Mart'naliaEm Samba Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A wonderful live set from Mart'nalia – done at a level that really focuses on her raw, raspy vocals – and with backing that's pure classic samba all the way through! The set features guest work from Martinho Da Vila, who also handled the music direction as well – and the whole thing's got just the right sort of timeless vibe to match that never-ending, never-failing energy that Mart'nalia brings to her music – a quality that's both steeped in tradition, but which also comes across with a fresh, youthful feel as well. Titles include "Coracao Em Desalinho", "Casa Um DA Vila", "Maracangalha", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Pra Que Chorar", "Carol Clarisse", "Aviao", and "Samba A Dois". Also features two bonus studio tracks – "Sinto Lhe Dizer" and "Tem Juizo Mas Nao USA". CD
Also available Em Samba Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 22.99

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Mart'naliaEm Samba Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
A wonderful live set from Mart'nalia – done at a level that really focuses on her raw, raspy vocals – and with backing that's pure classic samba all the way through! The set features guest work from Martinho Da Vila, who also handled the music direction as well – and the whole thing's got just the right sort of timeless vibe to match that never-ending, never-failing energy that Mart'nalia brings to her music – a quality that's both steeped in tradition, but which also comes across with a fresh, youthful feel as well. Titles include "Coracao Em Desalinho", "Casa Um DA Vila", "Maracangalha", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Pra Que Chorar", "Carol Clarisse", "Aviao", and "Samba A Dois". Also features two bonus studio tracks – "Sinto Lhe Dizer" and "Tem Juizo Mas Nao USA". DVD has a few more songs than the CD, and some bonus features too. DVD
Also available Em Samba Ao Vivo ... CD 18.99

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Oliver Nelson with Hank Jones & Steve AllenHappenings/Soulful Brass ... CD
Impulse, 1967/1968. Used ... $8.99
Electric Harpsichord galore – two very groovy records from 60s Impulse Records! Happenings is a great little record – very different than anything else that Hank Jones ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and an overall feel that's right up there with the grooviest sounds that Impulse or Verve had to offer in the 60s. Titles include "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". Soulful Brass is one of the grooviest records that Steve Allen ever cut – thanks largely to some hip arrangements from the mighty Oliver Nelson! The set's definitely a collaborative effort – especially as it's got a vibe that has Nelson really overtaking Allen's usual strong lead – still letting Steve bring in some cool little twists and turns, of the sort you'd hear on his previous albums – but also stepping out with a lot more soul, and even an undercurrent of funk – as was the Nelson mode in the mid 60s! Horn arrangements are as wonderful as the rhythms – and in addition to piano, Steve also plays some electric harpsichord too – which we totally love. The track list is a mix of cool originals like "Torino", "Sound Machine", and "Last Night (Was A Bad Night)", plus covers like "Spooky", "Goin Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You", and "Green Tambourine". CD

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✨✧ Jackie RossTake The Weight Off Me – Solo Tracks & Duets With Little Milton ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Incredible rare work from Chicago soul singer Jackie Ross – 70s singles cut after her more famous 60s sides for Chess – including tracks issued on the Scepter, GSF, USA, Capitol, and Sedgrick labels! If you know Jackie's classics, you'll know she's got an incredible voice – trained in gospel, but let loose on secular soul with a really righteous quality – a soaring, dynamic range that always went all-out, even in the most conventional settings! Much of the work here was done with producer Jimmy Vanleer during the 70s – and is in a style that mixes some warmer 70s touches with Ross' deeper soul vocals – a style that's a bit more sophisticated than before, but still comes off in a personal, intimate way. CD features 5 duets with Little Milton, and another 16 titles with Jackie solo – a whopping collection of rare work that includes "This World's In A Hell Of A Shape", "A Woman", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Love Master", "Hey Love", "One Hand Wash The Other", "I Think I'm Losing You", "Take The Weight Off Me", "The People Some People Choose To Love", "Patching Up The Wound", "Teach Me", and "I Like Your Loving". CD
Also available Take The Weight Off Me – Solo Tracks & Duets With Little Milton ... CD 11.99

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Jackie RossTake The Weight Off Me – Solo Tracks & Duets With Little Milton ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
Incredible rare work from Chicago soul singer Jackie Ross – 70s singles cut after her more famous 60s sides for Chess – including tracks issued on the Scepter, GSF, USA, Capitol, and Sedgrick labels! If you know Jackie's classics, you'll know she's got an incredible voice – trained in gospel, but let loose on secular soul with a really righteous quality – a soaring, dynamic range that always went all-out, even in the most conventional settings! Much of the work here was done with producer Jimmy Vanleer during the 70s – and is in a style that mixes some warmer 70s touches with Ross' deeper soul vocals – a style that's a bit more sophisticated than before, but still comes off in a personal, intimate way. CD features 5 duets with Little Milton, and another 16 titles with Jackie solo – a whopping collection of rare work that includes "This World's In A Hell Of A Shape", "A Woman", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Love Master", "Hey Love", "One Hand Wash The Other", "I Think I'm Losing You", "Take The Weight Off Me", "The People Some People Choose To Love", "Patching Up The Wound", "Teach Me", and "I Like Your Loving". CD
Also available Take The Weight Off Me – Solo Tracks & Duets With Little Milton ... CD 13.99

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SuicideGhost Riders (with bonus track) ... CD
Roir, 1981. Used ... $5.99
A killer live set from Suicide – and a very important addition to their catalog – given that the group hardly issued any records in their short-but-crucial career! The album captures a live performance from 1981 – a bilstering barrage of electronics from Martin Rev, topped by these wonderfully moody vocals from Alan Vega – all very much in the best spirit of the group's famous debut album, but given a slightly more spontaneous twist in this live setting too! There's never been another group like Suicide again – despite countless attempts to copy their genius – and the album's one that's right up their with their landmark self-titled set – originally issued on cassette, but sounding even better on vinyl. Titles include "Dream Baby Dream", "Ghost Rider", "Harlem", "Sweet White Lady", "Rocket USA", "Rock & Roll Is Killing My Life", and a weird cover of "96 Tears". CD

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SuicideSuicide + Live Recordings ... LP
Blast First (UK), 1976. Very Good+ 2LP (reissue)... $29.99
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a seminal bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s. With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. Ok, maybe we're going out on a limb – but this record has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock albums of all time. Includes the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree" – plus the unreleased remix of "Cheree" and two live recordings from 1978. LP, Vinyl record album

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Cecil TaylorLive In The Black Forest ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Classic live set featuring Cecil playing with his "new unit" group that included Raphe Malik on trumpet, Jimmy Lyons on alto, Ramsey Ameen on violin, Siron on bass, and Ronald Jackson on drums. The LP is made up of 2 long tracks – "The Eel Pot" and "Sperichill On Calling" – and was recorded live in 1978. LP, Vinyl record album
(US 70s pressing – on PA/USA.)

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James Blood UlmerAmerica – Do You Remember The Love? ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Ulmer on Blue Note – who'd a thunk it? And oddly, although the album's on one of the most jazz-based labels at the time, it's also one of Ulmer's most rock-oriented – with strong lead vocals on nearly every track, and an overall style that's as bluesy as it is experimentally jazzy. Ulmer's clearly emerged as a star in his own right (or own mind) by the time of the album – and there's less of the shared group dynamic of the harmelodic years, and more of a style that's set up to support his lead presence. Players include Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Nicky Skopelitis – and titles include "I Belong In The USA", "Lady Blue", "After Dark", "Black Sheep", and "Show Me Your Love America". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light stain, and a few creases.)

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VariousButtons – Starter Kit (aka Yellow Pills) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
A reimagined version of the legendary Yellow Pills compilation on Numero – 20 songs from the original compilation, plus two bonus tracks, new liner notes, and lots of cool sleeve scans, photos, and more! Forget everything you know about rock music in the late 70s – all the punk rock and new wave that's been immortalized over the years – and get ready to discover a whole new world of power pop! At the time, the power pop underground was as important to some ears as the artier and angrier work coming out of the east coast and UK – and the power pop world was one that could co-exist a bit more peacefully with mainstream rock, while still offering a great opportunity for bands on various local scenes. The work here has echoes of more famous acts of the time – like The Cars, The Kings, or The Knack – but it's also got a bit more of a home-grown, punk rock edge – one that comes through beautifully in the guitar parts, vocals, and unabashed hooks of the tunes. The set's a follow-up to the original Yellow Pills set by zine publisher Jordan Oakes – and it delves deeper than even that one, with a real focus on work from the end of the 70s, and acts that never had great chart success overall. Titles include "High School" by Tommy Rock, "She's Hi Fi" by The Trend, "There Goes My Heart Again" by The Kids, "Not My Girl Anymore" by The Bats, "All I Want" by The Colors, "Domestic/Imported" by The Toms, "Sunshine USA" by Randy Winburn, "One In A Million" by Luxury, "She's The Girl" by The Tweeds, "Rave It Up" by Colors, and "Hey Little Girl" by The Kids. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Afro FunkBody Music ... CD
Kabana/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $15.99
They're not kidding with the name of this group – because the set's a masterpiece of 70s Afro Funk – totally great all the way through! The combo has African origins, but they're recording here in London – which makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of cultural modes – the same sort of heavy, dark-tinged groups you'd hear from Cymande or Demon Fuzz – both of whom are a great comparison to the sound of this group! Bass is very heavy in the mix – not dubby, but really rumbling right from the start of each tune – and helping to set up the complicated percussion patterns, fuzzy guitar bits, and nicely trippy vocals – all of which are recorded in just the right way to make the sum of the elements sound like way more than the parts. Titles include "Afro Funk", "Tei Egwu", "Hot Love", "Farewell To Ibusa", and "Try & Try". CD

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Kazem Al SaherQusat Habebain ... CD
EMI, 2002. Used ... $2.99
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AmabisTrabalhos Carnivoros ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
The best we've heard so far from Gui Amabis – a really wonderful little record that we might put right up there with work by Moreno Veloso and his fellow +2 trio members! Gui's got this slow-paced, raspy style of singing that's really compelling – a mode that grabs us strongly, even when we can't understand the lyrics – in a way that has us somehow feeling his intent, as it's echoed by the album's spare, but textural instrumentation – which often have this other sense of rasp too, a mode that evokes older history, even amidst the relatively contemporary presentation of the album. The album's got all the fresh, unique qualities of some of our favorite new Brazilian work of the past ten years – and titles include "Um Bom Filme", "Pausa", "Merece Quem Aceita", "Tiro", and "Crepusculo". CD

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear on the opening and a bit of pen on back.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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✨✧ Louis Armstrong/Billie HolidayNew Orleans ... CD
Jazz Crusade, 1946. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Barnes & The Gospel CrusadersThat's The Way The Good Lord Planned It ... LP
ABC/Song Bird, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". CD

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder/Can You Feel It ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $12.99
Two massive records from Ray Barretto – both from a time when he was really opening up his groove! Eye Of The Beholder is a really wonderful album from Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". Can You Feel It offers sweet sounds from the days when Fania Records was one of the greatest things going on the New York scene – and some of its key artists got a chance to work for other labels! This set's one of the best examples of that moment – as Ray Barretto steps out here in some sweet soulful territory for Atlantic Records – on an album that mixes his Latin roots with warmer soul backings that have the same sort of full, rich sound of the best Atlantic R&B of the time. Ray's conga is still part of the sound – especially on the funkier cuts – but the album's also got some strong soul vocals, too – sung by Prince Phillip Mitchell on one of the album's best cuts, and by Cissy Houston and Googie Coppola on a few others. Tracks include "Sting Ray", "Can You Feel It", "What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From", "Stargazer", and "Confrontation". CD

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Richard BeirachEon ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
One of our favorite 70s albums from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that has this wonderfully flowing energy – almost a more forceful take on the ECM sound of the 70s, yet still a bit warmer than some of Beirach's other work too! The group's a trio – with Frank Tusa on bass and Jeff Williams on drums – both players who come in strongly when needed, but also let Richie step out and state some of the strongest lines of the tunes – especially on the leads. Titles include "Eon", "Bones", "Mitsuku", "Places", and "Nardis". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BerliozBeatrice Et Benedict – Enkelejda Shkosa/Kenneth Tarver/Susan Gritton/Sara Mingardo/Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra ... CD
London Symphony Orchestra, 2000. Used 2CD ... $3.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Peter Bocage & Sidney BechetJazz Nocturne 2 – Bocage & Bechet In Boston ... CD
Jazz Crusade, 1945. Used ... $1.99
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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has Kenny soloing over arrangements by Don Sebesky, playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky. The tracks all have a nicely angular quality – Kenny taking care of the frontline solos with ease, and Sebesky letting the band fall behind him in broad washes of color, tone, and mood. Titles include "Sausalito Nights", "Were You There", "Burning Spear", "Angel Eyes", "The Preacher", and "The Common Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape.)

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✨✧ Roy BurrowesJamaican Jazz Crusaders (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
JMA/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing little record – not just for the music itself, which is inherently great – but also for its straight jazz presentation of players you might know in more of a reggae-based setting! The album's a smoking set of hardbop numbers, played with plenty of soul – by a combo billed as the Jamaican Jazz Crusaders – featuring Roy Bubbles Burrows on trumpet, Ernst Ranglin on guitar, Roland Alphonso on tenor, Aubrey Adams on piano, Harold Williams on bass, and Carl McLeod on drums. The format's a bit unusual, in that the album's bracketed by interviews and introductions from Jamaican jazz DJ Nevil Willoughby – but in the core are some great performances, with very inventive arrangements, especially in the way Ranglin's guitar is used – on titles that include "The Highest Mountain", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Split Kick", and "Round Midnight". CD

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". CD

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Susan CadoganHurt So Good (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing CD issue of Susan Cadogan's 1976 LP – plus nearly another album's worth of bonus tracks! The Hurts So Good album features the more romantic side of Lee Scratch Perry's producer vibe – a style that gets a little lost with younger collectors who clamor for the Scratch's freaky Roots feel – but the vibe compliments Cadogan's smooth vocal style perfectly. Nice! Album cuts include the great title cut, "In the Ghetto", "I Keep on Loving You", "Feeling Is Right", "Fever" and "Shame". The bonus cuts feature the single edit of "Hurts So Good", plus a number of Upsetters cuts from the vaults and others – including "Dub It", and "Rub A Dub" by the Upsetters,"Junior Byles cut of "Fever", "This World" by Milton Henry, and more. CD

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CandeiaSou Mais Samba (Candeia/Seguinte Raiz/Samba De Roda/Raridades/Candeia O Compositor) (5 CD set) ... CD
Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $58.99
A 5CD package filled with great work from this Brazilian samba legend – three full albums, plus two discs of rare material too! First up is the Candeia album from 1970 – lovely samba work from Candeia, a singer with a voice that's richly expressive, but often without any effort at all – a laidback approach that's instantly compelling, laid over some lively old school arrangements! There's a bit of horns mixed in with the percussion and backing vocals – making the set feel more like some early 60s set than you'd guess from the date – and Candeia more than lives up to the spirit with an equally classic sound in his vocals! Titles include "Sorriso Antigo", "Viver", "O Pagode", "Prece Ao Sol", "Outro Recado", and "Ilusao Perdida". Next is Seguinte Raiz – upbeat, lively, and mighty nice – an early 70s set from Candeia – a Brazilian samba singer who never cracked the big time, but who's well worth discovering all these many years later! The album's got a rootsy brilliance that's wonderful – and almost tops some of the bigger samba sets from the same generation – with an approach that's always right on the money, making you feel that the music's got an organic quality that really matches Candeia's rich vocals! Titles include "Vem E Lua", "Saudacao A Toco Preto", "Silencio Tamborim", "De Qualquer Maneira", and "Vai Pro Lado De La". Samba De Roda is a damn great little record from Candeia – a set that's even rootsier than his earlier albums – with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and an earthy quality that really hits home right from the start! Candeia's vocals are wonderful throughout – slightly raspy, and very individual – no easy samba cliches at all – and coming across with a sense of personality that makes us feel like Candeia's serving up the tunes just for us, right on the spot! Titles include "Brinde Ao Cansaco", "Conselhos De Vadio", "Camafeu", "Acalentava", and "Sinha Dona De Casa". Then, the box also features a CD titled Raridas – which includes obscure singles and collaborations – including work with Escola De Samba Portela, Partido Em 5, and Dona Ivone Lara! And last is the CD O Compositor – which features 14 Candeia tracks done by other artists – including Os Autenticos, Mensageiros Do Samba Da Portela, Osvaldo Nunes, Cabana, O Coral, Zaira, and others. CD

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CandidoDancin' & Prancin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
A key chapter in the rich long legacy of Candido on record – a set that pushes the percussion maestro strongly into the disco generation – with wonderful results that are still massively strong all these many years later! Candido had always been one of the funkiest conga players around – especially as his music moved into the 70s – but here, he really takes off with some sublime disco arrangements – full clubby grooves that are some of the best Salsoul sounds of the time, yet which still leave plenty of room for Candi's congas! The congas participate in the rhythms at every level – and often take on a nice solo spotlight too – and all tracks are nice and long, with killers that include a club remake of "Thousand Finger Man", plus "Dancin & Prancin", "Jingo", and "Rock & Shuffle". CD features a massive amount of bonus tracks – more than on the album – with gems from singles that include "Jingo (original 12" version)", "Thousand Finger Man (12" ext version)", "Jingo (Shep Pettibone mix)", "Thousand Finger Man (single)", "Jingo (single)", and "Jingo (inst)". CD

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CandidoMaster ... CD
Chesky, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
It's hard to imagine anyone making music for as many years as the legendary Candido – nor anyone who might still sound as great after so many decades in music! This set's definitely well-titled – as the congolero works here with a gorup of Latin jazz musicians, on an album that's one of his best in many years – a record that has maybe even more traditional Afro-Cuban elements than even Candido's work of the 50s, but which also brings in some strong jazz elements as well. Ray Santos arranged the set, and heads up the group – and the lineup includes tenor, flute, trombone, and trumpet – as well as some other percussionists next to Candido, and even a bit of tres and guitar as well – which further the rootsier side of the music. Candido's not totally on fire – maybe not a thousand-finger man here – but is still amazingly rock-solid, and really helps ground the whole record with his work on congas. Titles include "Arcason", "Salsibiri", "Conga Descarga", "Mulatacha", "Conga Blues", and "Lagrimas Negras". CD
 
 
 



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